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Hi.

I wanna get dd a rabbit but im not real savvy on the topic.

Anyone have any useful info or tips?

Ill be getting it from the local animal park where the rabbits are constantly in contact with humans from birth. Hopefully I will get a young small rabbit. The rabbit will be kept outside in a hutch, sometimes it will be on the lawn other times on the blue metal but I would always have that dried grass stuff in there.

I have a blue heeler cross border collie. Will this b an issue?

What gender, breed etc are good with kids?

Tia.
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We had rabbits a couple years ago, got them when they were babies, & found them too jumpy & hard to handle. Still very cute though. We gave them to a friend 6 months later. We had a cat who LOVED to pounce on the cage when we werent watching. Dunno how your dog would go though. Arent they hearding dogs? It could be a problem.


We have guinea pigs now, I also had them when I was a little girl, & find them much easier to handle. They eat & sh!t like there's no tomorrow lol
Hi Noddy

We have 2 rabbits now, one we got when my PIL bread some and the other we got to be a friend from an animal shelter later. The first is a flemish giant that we got as a baby and raised him initally indoors and held him every day. This went smoothly until he hit puberty and went crazy, he started spraying me every time i want near him and attacking my husband (i know that may sound funny but he actually has a 1 inch scar still on his arm 2 years later). Anyway, we then took him to the vet to get de sexed and they then advised we needed to get him a friend as my first baby was born at this time too.

The second one is a girl dwarf crossed with something. It took a little while to socialise them together fully but after a few months the first one did calm down alot and we can now play with them again without him trying to attack, they both even let out 19 month chase and pat them.

Anyway, my advice would be to desex as soon as possible if they are not already when you bring it home to prevent the hormonal stage from happening in the first place. If that is done i don't think there is much of a difference between gender and i would go with a breed you like. I think lops are cute but apparenttly they don't get along so well with other breeds so you just need to see the temprement of your own rabbit.

Sorry for the ramble, let me know if you have any questions and good luck smile





They eat & sh!t like there's no tomorrow lol


HAHA! so just like having another kid?!

I've been told by a few people that guinnee pigs are less likely to scratch and bite. maybe I'll look into this.

I think my dog would be interested to start with but there woukdn't be anyway for him to get the animal through the cage and when we take it out I'd put the dog somewhere else. I'm more worried about them having a heart attack if he just runs circles around the hutch?




OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)


This went smoothly until he hit puberty and went crazy, he started spraying me every time i want near him and attacking my husband (i know that may sound funny but he actually has a 1 inch scar still on his arm 2 years later). Anyway, we then took him to the vet to get de sexed and they then advised we needed to get him a friend as my first baby was born at this time too.


OK, so NO doodles or vajayjays for the bunny! lol.

thanks for your reply, it's helped alot. You don't happen to know about if they catch mixi can they pass it to humans?




OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)


HAHA! so just like having another kid?!

I've been told by a few people that guinnee pigs are less likely to scratch and bite. maybe I'll look into this.

I think my dog would be interested to start with but there woukdn't be anyway for him to get the animal through the cage and when we take it out I'd put the dog somewhere else. I'm more worried about them having a heart attack if he just runs circles around the hutch?



Piggies are cute. They make funny sorts of sounds too lol. Only thing is, its cruel to have just one. They really need constant company with other piggies, so 2 is a minimum. Not sure if bunnies are the same.

Our bunnies werent bothered much by our cat once they worked out their cage served as their protection. Kinda funny though, I have photos of the bunnies having some roaming time in the lounge room, & you can see our cat in the background behind the glass sliding door, peering over the wooden frame with huge wide eyes.

OK, so NO doodles or vajayjays for the bunny! lol.

thanks for your reply, it's helped alot. You don't happen to know about if they catch mixi can they pass it to humans?


If they do catch it, it will only pass to other bunnies but they will pass away unfortunatly



I love rabbits.. Can remeber having them as a little girl.. smile

I'm thinking about getting my girls a rabbit or guinea pig but can't decide which... -My girls are 20months old, are they too young do you think?
I've heard that guinea pigs are easier to handle than rabbits and scratch less?

Goodluck with your decision Noddy. smile

I love rabbits.. Can remeber having them as a little girl.. smile

I'm thinking about getting my girls a rabbit or guinea pig but can't decide which... -My girls are 20months old, are they too young do you think?
I've heard that guinea pigs are easier to handle than rabbits and scratch less?

Goodluck with your decision Noddy. smile


My dd is 18 months and is fantastic with animals. She lives them, shes gentle with them and she shines when shes with them.
I want to nurture that nature because I think she will benefit from it and thank me for it later. When we go to the animal park here she lights up when we get to the rabbit and ginea pig petting area, she holds them and pats them and feeds them. She loves being taken to feed the ducks and will hold out bread for the ducks to take.
She knows our dog is loopy so she stays away from him until im with her to help.

So all of this has lead me to looking at getting her a pet. When I feed it and clean its cage ill take her with me and get her as involved as possible, as she gets older she will do more of it herself and eventually she will be able to care for her own pets. To me its an investment in her future.

Anyway thats my thoughts on kids being old enough for pets. Lol.

smile




OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
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